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Royal Canadian Legions to be Tax Exempt Under a PC Government

OWEN SOUND – Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker is backing his parties promise to exempt all Royal Canadian Legions from property taxes.

The Progressive Conservatives are looking to amend the Assessment Act; so they can exempt all Ontario Legion branches from having to pay up.

In a press release, Walker says he is glad his party is giving the organization the recognition it deserves.

“To quote a local military family, our freedom and free speech are not free. They were paid for with a huge price. I agree, and I’m pleased to see our party recognize the sacrifices and contributions of our men and women in uniform.”

He adds the Royal Canadian Legion has played an essential role in educating the public about our history.

“No other organization has been more dedicated to public education about the sacrifices our veterans made to defend our freedoms than the volunteers with the Royal Canadian Legions and Ladies Auxiliaries. They deserve our support of their efforts.”